Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Syracuse i-Team Seeks Feedback

Ideation Session focuses on housing stability The city of Syracuse’s Innovation Team’s second Ideation Session brought residents together Monday, July 16, at the Southwest Community Center to share personal stories on the housing challenges they face. The session focused on three different aspects of housing stability: housing quality, housing costs and housing information. “We understand that we’re not going to ... Read More »

From Code of Conduct to Creating Change

Syracuse residents and community leaders gathered Monday evening to share and listen to comments on recent changes to the Syracuse City School District’s Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct task force is currently presenting recommended revisions from the 2017-2018 document. During the meeting, commissioners listened to additional comments on revisions from individuals and represented groups. Finding restorative methods for ... Read More »

Two Cafes Planned for South Salina Street

*Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to note nearly $50,000 in funds to construct the outdoor space were provided by the Syracuse Urban Renewal Agency   It seems coffee shop businesses have boomed in recent years here in Syracuse, except in the South Side. But soon this will change because two coffee shops are in the planning stages. Syracuse ... Read More »

New Life Planted at Makeshift Memorials

A new community project spearheaded by Rashawn Sullivan replaced the South Side’s makeshift shrines for individuals who have lost their lives to gun violence with new life.     Sullivan, who is the founder of the I Apologize Foundation, partnered with Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) Saturday, June 9, to plant memorial trees at sites where such makeshift shrines have sprung up. ... Read More »

How to Spot a Code Violation

City to offer first guided tour to educate on home safety In order to better inform the public, the City of Syracuse’s Division of Code Enforcement is offering a Healthy Housing 101 training by showing just what a code violation looks like. To do this, two code inspectors will offer guided tours through a Greater Syracuse Land Bank property in ... Read More »

Bridge to Help

Former inmate Rashawn Sullivan teaches others how to avoid same fate Since being released from the Cayuga Correctional Facility in 2015, Syracuse South Sider Rashawn Sullivan has emerged as a powerful role model to both the youth and the adults of his community. “Street life is addicting,” Sullivan said, in a recent interview. “I’m now someone who goes into the ... Read More »

Photo Walk Set for July 28

The ninth annual South Side Photo Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28. A Photo Walk is a social photography event where photographers get together to explore a neighborhood, shoot photos and practice their skills. This year’s walk will meet at the Eat to Live Food Cooperative, 2323 S. Salina St. Event will open ... Read More »

Officer and Friend

Officer Containa Black made the shift from policing the streets to monitoring hallways A simple question marked the start of a spring school day for Officer Containa Black at the Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central: “OK, what’s wrong?” Black had noticed that one of her students was having a bad day. As students moved through the metal detectors, just ... Read More »

Summer Issue

The Stand’s Summer print issue features Charles Rivers on the cover, who after serving 19 years, 9 months and 4 days in prison, returned to Syracuse in 2012. He now runs PEACE, Inc.’s South Side center and has helped parolees reunite with their families in Syracuse under a $95,000 pilot grant. Currently, PEACE is waiting to see if the grant ... Read More »